MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—On November 30, the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA), together with first year University student Sinan Cingilli, originally from Turkey, sued the University for posting a list of “unreliable websites” on its Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) website. The list of websites deemed unreliable to the study of genocide—because they promoted genocide denial— included that of the TCA.
On December 17, the University asked the Minnesota District Court to dismiss the case brought forth by the TCA against the University.
The TCA has until January 10 to respond to the University of Minnesota, as ruled by U.S. District Court Judge Donovan Frank. Once they receive TCA’s response, the University has until January 24 to reply. After which, the hearing is scheduled to take place on Feb. 4.
According to the Minnesota Daily, the lawsuit has seven charges, including ones relating to freedom of speech, due process, and defamation.
The Armenian Weekly reports on the story here.